Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

Seeking Applications for the 2020 Leaders in Health Cohort

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest! The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity (PRC) co-sponsor the Leaders in Health program – now seeking applicants for our Fall 2020 cohort! The training is led by … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for the 2020 Leaders in Health Cohort”

PAPREN: Call for Fellows 2020

The Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (PAPREN) is a thematic research network funded under the Prevention Research Center program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has opened a Call for Fellows. Fellows may be post-doctoral researchers, students in doctoral or master’s programs, or masters level staff members engaged in … Continue reading “PAPREN: Call for Fellows 2020”

HPRC is Hiring!

UPDATE 9/30/20: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AS THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Are you interested in supporting our work by becoming a part of our team? The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is hiring a … Continue reading “HPRC is Hiring!”

CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event

Dr. Erica Kenney of the CHOICES team will present on a live webcast on July 8 hosted by Health Affairs, and discuss the findings of the recent CHOICES publication in Health Affairs. Session Title: The Culture Of Health: How Income, Work & Food Affect Health And Health Equity Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event”

STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends

A new study from the CHOICES Project, “Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends,” was published today in Health Affairs. The study’s research team, led by Erica Kenney, examined the impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 on child obesity risk. The legislation strengthened nutritional standards for meals and beverages provided … Continue reading “STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends”

CHOICES Research Presented at the 2020 NACCHO Virtual Conference

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2020 Annual Conference is virtual this year. CHOICES team member Jenny Reiner will participate in a recorded session with previous LCP partners from Allegheny County that describes how the Allegheny County Health Department leveraged funding and training opportunities to cultivate alliances and gain support for … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Presented at the 2020 NACCHO Virtual Conference”

STUDY: Implementing the New Child and Adult Care Food Program’s Nutrition Standards in Boston

A new study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health studied the implementation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program’s new nutrition standards in Boston Family Child Care Homes, and found that the majority of these providers did not receive training or technical assistance regarding these updated standards, and few had knowledge … Continue reading “STUDY: Implementing the New Child and Adult Care Food Program’s Nutrition Standards in Boston”

STUDY: Correlates of Infrequent Plain Water Intake Among US High School Students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017

A new study coauthored by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assessed the factors associated with infrequent plain water intake among U.S. high school students. The authors found infrequent plain water intake was associated with younger age, poor academic grades, poor dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity. Adolescents are the highest consumers … Continue reading “STUDY: Correlates of Infrequent Plain Water Intake Among US High School Students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017”

OSNAP Featured by National Afterschool Association for Professional Development

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. This week, the HPRC’s Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative was featured. Jill Nicholson Cox, MS, RD, a Program Development Specialist at Penn State Better Kid Care, discusses the importance of … Continue reading “OSNAP Featured by National Afterschool Association for Professional Development”

CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health

The CHOICES Project released the first in its series of Stories from the Field today. The CHOICES Stories from the Field seek to capture the successes that partners have achieved after working with the CHOICES team. Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners in Oklahoma worked with the CHOICES Team to see what would happen … Continue reading “CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health”